Santi Cazorla admits it's been a smooth transition moving from Malaga to Arsenal.

The playmaker has scored 11 goals this season and become integral to Arsene Wenger's side.

Cazorla said: "It hasn't been difficult adapting to Arsenal's style of play or even to the Premier League.

"It is a bit different to La Liga in Spain but I've adapted very well and I think Arsenal's style of play has made it a lot easier for me.

"I was expecting to come into a league that would be a bit more physical, a bit quicker, and had a greater intensity than what I was used to.

"I was prepared for that, especially the physical side, so I don't think it was hard for me to adapt."